Sept. 6-8: Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, Nathan Oliveira, Jubilee American Dance Theatre, San Francisco Opera Opening Gala, coming home, Painting Is My Everything, Bay Area Now 8, Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice March, Roberto Devereux


Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema
: The 15th annual series opens with a reception featuring Keenan Webster on the 21-string kora, an awards presentation and a program of short films. [7 p.m. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Fermented NightLife: The California Academy of Sciences’ Thursday after-hours program shows the chemical magic behind cider and kimchi and with talks presented by the Jewish Community Center and music by DJ Tanoa Stewart. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Nathan Oliveira-A Survey, 1959-2010
: The exhibit of paintings, watercolors, monotypes and sculptures by the Bay Area artist, marking the gallery’s 18th solo show of his work since 1979, opens with a reception. [5 to 8 p.m., Berggruen Gallery, 10 Hawthorne St., S.F.]

Miko Peled: KPFA Radio presents the author of “The General’s Son: Journal of an Israeli in Palestine” speaking about his memoir, which Alice Walker called “one of the few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seems hopeful.” [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]


Jubilee American Dance Theatre
: The troupe dedicated to preserving and celebrating the dance, song and music of the American folk tradition appears in the free Rotunda Dance Series presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

San Francisco Opera: The company opens its fall 2018 season with Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

coming home: Opening Friday and running through Sept. 16, the installation, an “immersive augmented reality and audio experience, seeks to build a bridge of shared humanity between neighbors — housed and unhoused.” [Open 24 hours, best viewing late afternoon/ early evening, Proxy. 432 Octavia St., S.F.]

Painting Is My Everything-Art From India’s Mithila Region
: Opening Friday and running through Dec. 30, the exhibit of work by contemporary artists from India’s Bihar state (created in the style of centuries-old decorative Mithila painting) combines traditional subject matter with 21st-century perspectives. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Protect and Resist-Art from the Arc of San Francisco: The group gallery show, in which artists consider what the words “protect and resist” mean personally, opens with a reception. [Noon to 2 p.m., Hayes Valley Arts Works, 295 Oak St., S.F.]

BATS Improv: The improvisational theater troupe kicks off its September Friday program, “Superscene-Prime Time,” in which the actors play directors creating a new TV shows using audience suggestions. [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason, Building B, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Carlos Reyes & Friends
: The Devil Mountain Coffee House presents the renowned violinist and harpist, who applies his classical training to diverse blues, rock, jazz and traditional forms. [8 p.m., Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek]

Scandal from Japan
: The popular J-rock band from Osaka — with pop styling inspired by Green Day and Taylor Swift — features Haruna on lead vocals; Mami on lead guitar, Tomomi on bass and lead vocals and Rina on drums. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

El Ten Eleven: The Los Angeles-based experimental post-rock duo recently released its 10th recording, “Banker’s Hill”; Tennis System, an L.A. trio with “an upfront approach to woozy psychedelic rock,” opens. [9 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Paul McDonald, RIVVRS
: The soulful art-rock singer-songwriter and the Americana band (headed by Brandon Zahursky) and releasing the album “Cosmic Dream,” join forces on tour. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Linda Tillery’s 70th Birthday (and Album Release) Extravaganza: The beloved Bay Area singer opens a two night engagement of different concerts with special guests Hills to Hollers, Venezuelan Music Project, The Cultural Heritage Choir, Kugelplex and emcee Diane Amos. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Follies: 42nd Street Moon opens a two-night run of a concert version of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Tony Award-winning musical boasting a full orchestra. [8 p.m., Alcazar Theatre, 650 Geary St., S.F.]

Swoon: The San Francisco band blends chamber rock, funk, world, jazz and R&B. [9 p.m. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Africa-The Struggle of Beauty: The Pacific Art League and WildAid open the fine art photo exhibit, which addresses the conflict between man and environment and the commercialization of animal products. [5:30 to 8 p.m., 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto]

The Immaculate Big Bang: Opening a four-performance run, Bill Santiago’s Fringe Festival show explores “the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life, death and the number 33 (not necessarily in that order).” [7 p.m., Exit Theater, 156 Eddy St., S.F.

The Four Freshmen: The enduring group is known for vocal harmonies, high energy and interpretations of songs from the past and present. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]


Bay Area Now 8: Opening Saturday and running through March, YBCA’s signature triennial exhibition offers painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, video, digital media, architecture and environmental and landscape design by local artists. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice: Thousands are expected to gather at the event, billed as “the largest climate march the West Coast has ever seen,” to demand that elected leaders commit to “100 percent to renewable energy.” [10 a.m., Market Street at the Embarcadero, 11 a.m. march down Market Street to Civic Center, S.F.]

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema 2018 Under the Stars: The evening of free music, films and picnicking is hosted by Ian Williams and features music by Classical Revolution. [6:30 p.m., Precita Park, Precita Avenue and Folsom Street, S.F.]

Roberto Devereux: San Francisco Opera opens its fall production of Gaetano Donizetti’s drama of Tudor-era England with tenor Russell Thomas in the title role. [7:30 p.m., Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Pam Peirce: The author of “Golden Gate Gardening” shares tips about using what you grow in your garden to prepare tasty meals. [10:30 a.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., Lower Level, S.F.]

Autumn Moon Festival: The family-friendly Richmond District event offers performances and arts and crafts along with its celebration of gratitude and food, including the popular moon cake. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clement Street, between Fifth and Eighth avenues, S.F.]

Dave Matthews Band: The easygoing jam band is touring with 2018’s long-awaited new album “Come Tomorrow,” its ninth studio release since 2012. [8 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience: Composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir in a new production of music from all seven seasons of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series. [8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Recchiuti Confections Jamboree: The artisan chocolate shop launches a new truffle collection designed by Creativity Explored artist Kate Thompson, who will be in attendance. [11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, Shop 30, S.F.]

Patsy Cline’s Birthday Bash: The Carolyn Sills Combo performs live before and after a screening of biopic “Sweet Dreams.” [7 p.m., Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Ray Scotty Morris: In “Stories Behind the Pictures,” the photographer discusses images he shot of every U.S. president, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and more. [1 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Tarzan: Palo Alto Players open their three-weekend run of the musical based on the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film “Tarzan.” [8 p.m., Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival: The 47th annual event, a two-day affair, offers more than 500 artists booths, food, drink, a kids’ area and live entertainment. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Castro Street, Mountain View]

Film Night in the Park: The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation hosts a free screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick. [7:30 p.m., Union Square, 333 Post St., S.F.]

SquaredAlumni 2018: The gallery show, a benefit for ArtSpan which brings together eight popular alumni from previous exhibitions (each exhibiting four works), opens with an artists’ reception. [7 to 9 p.m., Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Big Harp George: The San Francisco Bay Area blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player (and professor emeritus at UC Hastings School of Law) kicks off a series of local gigs to promote his new album “Uptown Cool.” [6 to 10 p.m., Poor House Bistro, 91 S. Autumn St., San Jose]

3 Generations
: Firehouse Art Collective opens its show of work by painter Colin Hurley, his mother Allison Modifer, a sculptor and painter, and her late mother, surrealist painter Arline Butterfield, with a reception. [5 to 9 p.m., Lottie Rose Artist House, 6117 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

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